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Geronimo Jones


Published 1970
Topics Bert Salzman


A young Apache boy is torn between the traditions of his heritage and the challenging life led by his cousin, who left the reservation to become an astronomer. The boy is also faced with deciding whether to keep a tribal artifact from his grandfather or trade it for a new TV. He does the latter in order to buy a birthday present for the grandfather. However, when Geronimo turns on the TV, the two are instantly reminded of the relationship of the Native American to contemporary society. The grandfather in the film was played by Geronimo's great-grandson, Chief Geronimo Kuth-Li. Scenes include Kitt Peak and mission school of San Xavier Del Bac.

Premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York
Oakland Film Festival “Humanities Award”
Cine Golden Eagle Award
San Francisco film festival award
National Educational film Festival Award
Columbus Film Festival “Golden Christopher” Award


Run time 21:00
Producer Bert Salzman
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: jeannie7 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2007
Subject: A beautifuly touching story about a native American boy
Young Geronimo Jones is caught between his past and his future.
Beautifully shot on the Papogo Indian reservation in Arizona.Well acted and a fantastic and most touching story! Don't miss it. It's no wonder it played at Radio City Music Hall in New York City!
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